Vanessa Paradis as Juliette and Romain Duris as in HEARTBREAKER directed by Pascal Chaumeil. Photo Credit: Magali Bragard. An IFC Films release.

Heartbreaker (2010)

Also Known As: L'Arnacoeur

Opened: 09/10/2010 Limited

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Genre: French Romantic Comedy (French, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic and Mandarin with English subtitles)

Rated: Unrated

Synopsis One

HEARTBREAKER is an action-packed romantic comedy pairing two of France's biggest young stars: Romain Duris (THE BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED, PARIS) and actress/singer Vanessa Paradis (GIRL ON THE BRIDGE). A smash hit in France, the film was also featured at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Charming, funny and effortlessly cool, Alex (Duris) is a professional heartbreaker who for a fee can turn any husband, fiance or boyfriend into an ex. Alex has one ironclad rule: He only breaks up couples where the woman is unhappy. His latest job will put that rule to the test. The target is Juliette, a beautiful heiress who is set to marry the man of her dreams. With ten days until the wedding, Alex has been hired by her father to carry out his most daring seduction yet that risks him being caught by his ruthless personal creditors, angry exes, and the beautiful and independent Juliette herself. But worst of all, will he discover to his own cost that when it comes to love, the perfect plan doesn't exist? This fall no one will be able to resist HEARTBREAKER.

Synopsis Two

Is your daughter madly in love with a total loser? Is your sister engaged to a brutish lout? Is your best friend dating a jerk?

One man can help the situation. His name: Alex Lippi. His profession: Breaking up couples. His method: Seduction!

Within a few weeks Alex agrees to transform any husband, fiance or boyfriend into an ex, in exchange for a handsome fee based on his successful reputation. Surveillance, phone taps, false identities and a devastating smile are only a few of the many tools he uses to carry out his assignments. But please note, Alex does have ethics. He only breaks up couples where the woman is unhappy. So why accept this next job?

His target is Juliette, a beautiful, young and free-spirited heiress. In ten days, she is scheduled to marry the man of her dreams. But Alex has been hired by her father to carry out a "mission impossible" style seduction during which our high-flying heartbreaker may discover that when it comes to love, there is no such thing as a perfect plan.